APT Basilicata

APT Basilicata

Basilicata turistica


Distance from Potenza: 123 km

Distance from Matera: 76 km

Altitude: 250 m amsl

Postal code: 75029

Inhabitants: 1828 (Valsinnesi)

Commune in the province of Matera

The small town, situated in the river Sinni valley, was a feud belonging to, among others, the Sanseverinos, who were the princes of Salerno, the Vivacqua di Oriolos, the Carpaccios, the Galeotas and the Morras.

Valsinni is well-known as the birthplace of Isabella Morra, the famous poetess of loneliness.

In the area, on Mount Coppola, there are the ruins of a town wall made up of squared blocks arranged in staggered rows, within which there is a water spring and the ruins of the acropolis built in the IV century B.C. and inhabited until the Middle Ages.

The town boasts an ancient tradition of millers, whose symbol is the mill of ‘Palazzo Mauri’, which is still supplied with large stone wheels.

The economy of the town is mostly based on agriculture and livestock breeding.

Amministrazione Comunale

75029 - Via Sicilia, 16
Tel. 0835 818038 - Fax 0835 818038
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: www.comune.valsinni.mt.it

Pro Loco di Valsinni

Piazza Carmine, 20
75029 - Valsinni (MT)
Tel.: 0835 817051 - Fax: 0835 817051
E-mail: [email protected]
Sito internet: www.parcomorra.it
APERTURA: annuale
ORARI: 10:00-12:00 e 16:00-18:00
LINGUE PARLATE: inglese, francese, tedesco